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WUNC reports from Greensboro about Guilford County and surrounding area.

Greensboro Getting Police Foundation

A new non-profit group will support Greensboro law enforcement.

Greensboro city officials will announce a new law enforcement support organization tomorrow. The Greensboro Police Foundation hopes to recruit officers and promote better training as part of its mission. Foundation president Frank Mascia says there is another goal they hope to achieve. Many in the Greensboro community have not forgotten racial confrontations of the past. Officers were accused during the so-called "Greensboro Massacre" in 1979 of not acting to stop the shooting deaths of five marchers protesting a Ku Klux Klan and Nazi party rally. Mascia says those memories are still a black cloud over the city's police department. He hopes the organization's role as an advocate can help heal those old wounds.

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